UPPER MANHATTAN — Incumbent City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez sailed to an easy victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday, receiving nearly twice the amount of votes as his closest competitor. Rodriguez, who is running for a third term in District 10, won 61.44 percent of the votes to beat out challengers Josue Perez and Francesca Castellanos, who claimed 30.96 percent and 7.10 percent of the votes, respectively. Rodriguez was first elected to the council in 2009.
UPPER EAST SIDE — Incumbent Councilman Ben Kallos easily won his bid for a second term in the Democratic primary Tuesday. Kallos claimed 74.94 percent of the vote in the race for the District 5 seat, besting challengers Gwen Goodwin and Patrick Bobilin by a wide margin, with 90 percent of ballot scanners counted as of shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to Board fo Elections records. Kallos was first elected to the post in 2013.
THE BRONX — The Bronx District Attorney moved Wednesday to dismiss charges against Pedro Hernandez, the teenager indicted for a 2015 shooting who spent a year on Rikers Island as his case became a rallying point for justice-system reformers. Bronx DA Darcel Clark made the announcement Wednesday morning, just before the trial was set to begin, noting problems with witness accounts and inconsistent information provided to prosecutors.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".